HONG KONG — Several of Australia's largest cinema operators have combined forces to launch a nationwide cinema information website, Movietimes. The site (www.movietimes.com.au) provides movie, cinema…
LONDON -- Imax Corp. has set Paramount U.K.'s David King to help grow its footprint in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as director of film distribution and marketing in the region.
Amalgamated Holdings has sold its share of Village Roadshow for A$22 million ($18 million), part of a strategy intended to focus AHL on its core businesses, including the Greater Union Cinemas loop.
Australia's leading film supply shingle, Atlab, has tapped former Hoyts Cinemas boss Paul Johnson to coordinate development of digital cinema.
The Australian film industry is back in form -- with at least three pics pulling respectable auds and a dozen more releasing in the next three months to be in contention for the Australian Film…
Lynden Barber's second Sydney Film Festival, which opens Friday, will be his last as artistic director. The ex-journalist is ankling when fest wraps June 25.
The April 10 world premiere of the Aussie war pic "Kokoda" had an air of triumph despite the Aussie fighters on screen not achieving a clear-cut victory in the New Guinea hills.
With kids back in school Down Under after their midyear vacation, the Aussie box office is in a funk. While "Fantastic Four," "War of the Worlds" and "Batman Begins" are still drawing auds, total…
The little car that could is creating quite a stir in Europe. Major exhib chains in Germany are set to boycott BVI's "Herbie: Fully Loaded" due to its early DVD release in December. Greater Union…
Small-time criminals, crooked cops and government investigators inhabit "Gettin' Square," a cleverly scripted, very Australian crime comedy. Classy sophomore outing from director Jonathan Teplitzky…
Add Portugal to the list of markets from which Warner Bros. is withdrawing as an exhib. The studio is selling its 50% stake in the Portuguese circuit to its partner Lusomundo for 21 million euros…